Walking to her seat in the California delegation with her husband Richard Blum, Sen. Dianne Feinstein says, “In this convention the country is seeing the enormous diversity of the Democratic party and seeing what Democrats stand for.” No reference to the fuss over amending the platform to add “God” and naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Asked about the famous meeting she arranged at her Washington house between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, she says, “I have identical chairs and I sat them in them facing each other” and then left them alone. “People always ask me whicb one sat in which chair. “I don’t know which one,” Blum says. “I do,” says his wife, who is expected to win reelection easily this year.